Robert T. Dunlevey, Jr.

Senior Counsel Dayton
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Bob Dunlevey focuses his practice on counseling and defending construction companies on employment-related issues, including federal and state court litigation, OSHA, NLRB and EEOC proceedings, wage-hour compliance, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitration, and regulatory compliance. For more than four decades, Bob has aggressively represented companies of all sizes and has served as general counsel to numerous trade associations.

Bob’s OSHA practice focuses on both state and federal OSHA matters, including investigations, trials and effective safety programs. He has defended companies in numerous fatality cases and holds the leading case on heat stress in the United States – See here. Bob argued this case before the OSH Review Commission in Washington, D.C. The Commission seldom hears cases in person.

In addition, Bob frequently writes articles and gives presentations on current developments and strategies including:

Bob has been selected to the Montclair Who’s Who Among Law Professionals, Ohio Super Lawyer’s Award program and the Best Lawyers in American panel. He is a frequent speaker before business organizations and conducts seminars on a wide variety of labor topics.


All Service Areas


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • The Ohio State University


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan

Notable Matters

Bob serves as General Counsel for the following organizations:

  • Atlantic Millwright Contractors Association
  • Central States Insulation Association
  • Construction Employers Association of North Central West Virginia
  • Dayton Amateur Radio Association
  • Dayton Builders Exchange
  • Dayton Region Manufacturers Association
  • Great Lakes Trenchless Association
  • Independent Area Insulation Contractors of Allied Workers Local 41
  • Insulation Contractors Association of Washington D.C.
  • Lima Area Mechanical Contractors Association
  • Mason Contractors Association of Dayton
  • Master Insulators Association of Detroit
  • Master Insulators Association of Indianapolis
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Greater Dayton
  • National Electric Contractors Association-Western Ohio Chapter
  • National Utility Contractors Association-Ohio Chapter
  • Ohio Contractors Association
  • Ohio Onsite Wastewater Association
  • Ohio State Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
  • Ohio Water Well Association
  • Parkersburg Marietta Contractors Association – WV
  • Sheet Metal Roofing Contractors Association of Miami Valley
  • Subcontractors Association of Western Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Forum on Construction Law


  • AGC Labor and Employment Law Council